Lesley R. Rockwell

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Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Money Laundering, Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, White Collar Crime, Organized Criminal Groups, Critical Infrastructure Protection

Lesley R. Rockwell is an intelligence analyst, money laundering expert, and instructor. Rockwell is a strategic intelligence analyst for Citigroup, where she support Citi’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Rockwell’s work helps Citi’s Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Operations personnel, who conduct AML analysis for 93 countries, more accurately and efficiently identify potential money laundering- and terrorist financing-related transactions. As an intelligence analyst working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Rockwell provided strategic intelligence regarding domestic drug money laundering activity to U.S. policymakers, intelligence agencies, law enforcement officials, and the financial services community. Her customers included the Executive Office of the President, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence (HSPCI), Government Accountability Office (GAO), and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Rockwell is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank focused on national security threats, where she co-chairs the Financial Intelligence and Information Sharing Working Group (FIIS). Rockwell also teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses at West Virginia University (WVU), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and University of South Florida (USF). She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) from National Intelligence University (NIU), a Master of Science in Administration of Justice from Mercyhurst University, and a Bachelor of Science from Mercyhurst’s Research/Intelligence Analyst Program (R/IAP), now known as the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science.